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THE MULBERRY HARBOURS - A REVIEW OF AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF OFFSHORE ENGINEERING

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The Mulberry Harbours were used to support Operation Overlord, me invasion of occupied Europe, in 1944. This paper reviews me design of me breakwaters used, given me major advances made in ocean engineering and wave dynamics made over me last half century. The expected sea state is estimated and compared to me original design parameters. The failure mechanisms associated with me Phoenix caissons are discussed. The engineering decisions on me floating Bombardon breakwaters are considered; me a...

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10.1115/OMAE2009-79983

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Sub department:
Civil Engineering
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Author
Host title:
OMAE 2009, VOL 6
Volume:
6
Pages:
567-574
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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ISBN:
9780791843468
Pubs id:
pubs:93259
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uuid:e8fa6804-5d9b-4b0d-8114-0e1dcf021de0
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pubs:93259
Source identifiers:
93259
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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